First Draft Army (WWI Draft)
Grand Rapids
, MI

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Click on the image for a larger view. WARNING: The image is approximately 2.5MB.The following database was compiled from a copy of the Grand Rapids Press of Grand Rapids Michigan on July 20 and July 21, 1917. Grand Rapids was responsible for supplying 204 soldiers by draft to fill its army quota of 1445 men. This number was relatively small as 1241 local boys had already enlisted. Each ward was responsible for supplying approximately 1/3 of the 204 soldiers. "It is sure therefore that all these named among the 1st hundred drawn are drafted and must go to war unless exempted later on. The expected exemption will render considerably more than the first hundred from this ward liable to service in the first draft army.

The names are given in the order in which the serial numbers were drawn. The 1st ward embraces all of the west side of Grand Rapids from the river to the western limits."

The order of the draws are listed as "1st Hundred, 2nd Hundred, 3rd Hundred, etc." In some cases, not all the draws have exactly 100 people as there were some duplications removed. However, the order listed in this database is the order in which the serial# of the draftee was drawn in each set and thus not in alphabetical order. To find a surname of interest, click on the letter of the first letter of the surname. You can return to the original listing by clicking on the link "Original View".

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NOTE: These listings are for the 1st Ward only.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Original View
(Total Number of Records in Database: 52)

  • Fenske, Leon W
    Serial#: 1455
    Address: 1059 Front
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Finkelstein, Joseph
    Serial#: 2835
    Address: 210 Winter
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Friar, Philip
    Serial#: 1784
    Address: 649 Davis
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Feenstra, Jerry
    Serial#: 548
    Address: 909 Courtney
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Frary, Earl W
    Serial#: 1783
    Address: 826 Fourth
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Foby, Fred W
    Serial#: 3389
    Address: 604 Fulton
    Draw: 13th Hundred
  • Falkell, Bert J
    Serial#: 2549
    Address: 341 Fifth
    Draw: 1st Hundred
  • Fischer, Edward J
    Serial#: 1781
    Address: 824 Fourth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Fria_, Joseph
    Serial#: 2190
    Address: 1003 Bridge
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Fiteror, Demeter
    Serial#: 43
    Address: 1567 Seward
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Fox, Morris
    Serial#: 2557
    Address: 469 Fourth
    Draw: 8th Hundred
  • Fehrlen, William
    Serial#: 3384
    Address: 115 Gold
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Fex, Ralph V
    Serial#: 2181
    Address: 1058 Second
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Fortuin, Peter
    Serial#: 557
    Address: 1011 Jennette
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Fuller, Harold R
    Serial#: 2192
    Address: 1015 W Bridge
    Draw: 14th Hundred
  • Frink, George
    Serial#: 1031
    Address: 449 Myrtle
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Fridel, Otto
    Serial#: 2191
    Address: 553 Lane
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Feyen, Cent
    Serial#: 202
    Address: 1032 Courtney
    Draw: 15th Hundred
  • Felchnerowski, Rev. Paul
    Serial#: 1779
    Address: 635 Fourth
    Draw: 2nd Hundred
  • Fehsenfeld, Ernest E
    Serial#: 2551
    Address: 523 Turner
    Draw: 9th Hundred
  • Frederick, John
    Serial#: 3392
    Address: 134 Winter
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Fenske, Walter H
    Serial#: 1456
    Address: 1059 Front
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Furmankiewig, Stanley
    Serial#: 1035
    Address: 1122 Muskegon
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Fehsenfeld, Robert A
    Serial#: 2552
    Address: 621 Scribner
    Draw: 16th Hundred
  • Ferwerda, Peter
    Serial#: 552
    Address: 1216 McReynolds
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Frost, Anthony
    Serial#: 562
    Address: 1010 Alpine
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Fortier, Wilfred
    Serial#: 2188
    Address: 549 Valley
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Froman, Willard A
    Serial#: 2558
    Address: 420 Turner
    Draw: 3rd Hundred
  • Fiedorowski, Frank
    Serial#: 1780
    Address: 628 Sixth
    Draw: 10th Hundred
  • Falska, Albert
    Serial#: 546
    Address: 823 W Leonard
    Draw: 17th Hundred
  • Feringa, Louis
    Serial#: 550
    Address: 1123 Fremont
    Draw: 4th Hundred
  • Fohler, Charley
    Serial#: 555
    Address: 815 McReynolds
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Fisher, Andrew J
    Serial#: 2837
    Address: 709 Shawmut
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Fennema, George
    Serial#: 549
    Address: 1140 Jennette
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Frisch, Walter F
    Serial#: 2844
    Address: 312 Bridge
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Fitzpatrick, Aloysius M
    Serial#: 2185
    Address: 753 Bridge
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Fiebig, Arthur A
    Serial#: 1032
    Address: 1401 Broadway
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Fletcher, Phylo L
    Serial#: 1034
    Address: 655 Eleventh
    Draw: 11th Hundred
  • Faust, Avery A
    Serial#: 2550
    Address: 412 First
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Folger, Albert F
    Serial#: 3728
    Address: 816 Fulton
    Draw: 5th Hundred
  • Faerber, Ernest J
    Serial#: 2179
    Address: 1114 Third
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Finnegan, Leo M
    Serial#: 40
    Address: 1849 Sterling
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Faught, Walter J
    Serial#: 2833
    Address: 211 Mount Vernon
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Fuhrman, Emerson J
    Serial#: 1785
    Address: 1532 Fourth
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Finckler, Edwin J
    Serial#: 2553
    Address: 443 First
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Fitzgerald, David W
    Serial#: 2184
    Address: 1106 Second
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Finckler, Leon C
    Serial#: 2554
    Address: 443 First
    Draw: 12th Hundred
  • Foster, William D
    Serial#: 3390
    Address: 59 Richards
    Draw: 18th Hundred
  • Falk, Elmer
    Serial#: 199
    Address: 1024 Tenth
    Draw: 6th Hundred
  • Francke, William J
    Serial#: 3730
    Address: 367 Indiana
    Draw: 12th Hundred
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  • Flicinski, Edward J
    Serial#: 2186
    Address: 560 Garfield
    Draw: 7th Hundred
  • Friedrich, Walter
    Serial#: 560
    Address: 838 Alpine
    Draw: 13th Hundred
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